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    Putting it on the Line

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/02/2018

    » With an average of over 4.3 million individual viewers using its platform every minute, Line TV, the popular messaging app's video streaming platform, is the real streaming powerhouse in Thailand.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 11/02/2017

    » 1. Before the main event of Art Auction For Refugees on March 11 at Moca (Museum of Contemporary Art), which will raise funds as part of UNHCR's global "Nobody Left Outside Campaign" to support 2 million refugees in 12 countries, pop by to check out the art pieces being showcased at the Lifestyle Hall, Siam Paragon's 2nd floor, from Feb 15–19. The exhibition opens on Feb 15 at 4pm with speeches and a 40-minute dhamma talk by the Venerable Phra Maha Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, who is helping organise the event and a tour of the art exhibition.

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    The future's made of augmented reality

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 27/07/2016

    » With more than 30 million downloads in less than a month since its release, calling Pokemon Go a social phenomenon is hardly an overstatement. An augmented-reality mobile game (AR) released earlier this month in some regions, Pokemon Go has made daily headlines around the world ever since its launch.

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    Under the curse

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 27/05/2016

    » While I can't say much about the first two Warcraft games -- released in the mid-90s -- Warcraft 3 is perhaps one of the most influential video games of the 21st century, giving birth to the MOBA genre of video games and the multi-billion-dollar e-sports industry that followed it. It was also the foundation of perhaps the most successful online game in history, World Of Warcraft, which -- at its peak -- had over 12 million players paying monthly subscriptions to play it. If any video game franchise could break the trend of the horrible video game adaptation films, it should be Warcraft.

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    Kawaii in Krungthep

    Brunch, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 04/02/2018

    » Nowadays, you'd be hard pressed to walk five steps without overhearing someone gushing about their favourite BNK48 idol, or humming the band's indelible earworm Koisuru Fortune Cookie. The all-girl group has emerged as the pop sensation of the moment in Thailand.

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    The game-playing life

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 29/11/2017

    » They're known as gamecasters -- those who sit around all day making videos of themselves playing video games and getting paid for it. It is work and play rolled into one, in the age of gaming, YouTube and online celebrity.

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    Jackie Chan goes yoga

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 26/01/2017

    » With over 200 films under his belt dating back to the 1960s, Jackie Chan needs no introduction. The popular stuntman, director and actor -- whose long career recently earned him an honorary Oscar for his "extraordinary achievements in film" on Nov 12 last year from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the first Chinese in history to receive the award -- is back with his latest film, Kung Fu Yoga, a Chinese-Indian production set for Thailand release today.

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    Media's shifting landscape

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 23/01/2017

    » When the news broke late last year that TrueVisions -- the largest cable TV service provider in Thailand -- would be cutting off six film and television series channels from their line-up beginning this year, a swathe of the network's subscribers were left in doubt as to the necessity of actually owning a cable TV subscription. After all, with online platforms like Netflix, Iflix, YouTube and even Facebook giving us the ability to access our preferred media content at any place or time of our choosing, many consumers are now given more choices in how they can consume media content than ever before.

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    Thai game developers dream of bigger payday

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 07/09/2016

    » To become a video game developer is a dream that has most likely crossed the mind of anyone who enjoyed playing video games as a child. However, very few have ever managed to realise that dream as adults. As such, no one ever expected Thailand to place first at this year's Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016, where the grand prize went to Thailand's team PH21 -- a group of graduates from Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Engineering -- and their mobile game Timelie.

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    Haunted hospital weaves tale that's distinctly Thai

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 19/10/2016

    » Earlier in September, Japanese video-game fans enjoyed the Tokyo Game Show 2016, known as the biggest consumer game show in the country, where thousands of games both well-known and obscure are showcased on the convention floor for thousands of attendees to see. Among the thousands of game developers there were Thai company MAD VR Studio, who was there to showcase their first game, a horror game set in a Thai hospital, Araya.

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